Minolta AF 35mm F2 RS A-mount lens review by redmalloc

reviewer#1127 date: Aug-28-2006
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:28/2.8
Tamron 17-50/2.8
price paid:500 USD (mint)
positive:small, light, sharp, color
negative:price, hard to find!
comment:A very nice lens that Sony will hopefully re-release since it is so hard/expensive to find.

It is light, it focuses fast, it is sharp, the bokeh looks good to me. Each image that comes out of it seems to surprise me with its color and/or sharpness. I have no hesitation using it wide open.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 20
  • sharpness: 4.78
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.70
  • distortion: 4.90
  • flare control: 4.55
  • overall: 4.79
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